People living with an “invisible” illness don’t just have to content with chronic pain and fatigue, there are many other symptoms with Fibromyalgia which include –
But the most distressing thing about Fibromyalgia is people not recognising, or even believing, that your experiences are real. Even today, there is still a significant lack of understanding around fibromyalgia in terms of its causes, diagnostics and how to best manage it.
According to Bupa, it affects up to one in 20 people. Des Quinn, chair of Fibromyalgia Action UK, said: “We frequently hear of doctors saying they do not believe in fibromyalgia to a patient.”
Some of the typical points Fibro patients say –
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